Aditya S Chellaram

Executive Director and CEO, Chellarams Plc

As the CEO of Chellarams Plc, a longstanding family-owned business established in Nigeria in 1923, Aditya is responsible for managing the operations of the core business activities as well as acting as a bridge between corporate services and seven (7) Subsidiary and Associated companies of the Group. The core business activities cover logistics & distribution, marketing and real estate, whilst the activities of the Subsidiaries and Associates span Power Generation, Textiles Manufacturing, Quick Service Restaurants (franchisee of KFC), Technical Services and more.

Aditya is also a Director of ArtHouse Contemporary Ltd., the largest Nigerian auction house of fine art, a business he co-founded with his mother Kavita in 2008.

Aditya has served on the Exco of the YPO Lagos Chapter since 2014 and currently holds the position of Chapter Chair. Aditya also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Murli T Chellaram Foundation, the Society of Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) and the Eko Charitable Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.

He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.Sc in Foreign Service (Culture & Politics).

Finally, Aditya is an avid Saxophone player and general musician performing live music regularly around Lagos with the afrobeat band Bita Kola, contemporary jazz quartet Axion Reaxion and afro-rock band Skata Vibration. He also enjoys yoga & meditation, tennis, trekking and climbing.